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UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Devincenzi, Rob

Rob Devincenzi '93 was honored on June 24th by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Milipitas Business Person of the Year. Devincenzi was awarded for his 17 years of service to the community as the editor and publisher of the Milpitas Post newspaper and several other South Bay publications, as well as his regular contributions to area nonprofit groups.

submitted Sep. 16, 2010 11:26A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
De Mattei, Lisa

Lisa DeMattei ’93 and Koray Ergur are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Zeynep Sophia Ergur, on June 8, 2013. The family lives in San Francisco, Calif.

submitted Sep. 27, 2013 5:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Davis, Karen (Elam)

After a 6 year hiatus, Karen (Elam) Davis '93 earned her master's degree in history from the University of Central Arkansas in Dec. 2008. She is in her 16th year of teaching at St. Joseph High School in Conway, Arkansas, as well as teaching a college level world history course for UCA. She and husband Chris have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of Emma (12) and Wyatt (9).

submitted Sep. 11, 2009 11:28A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Davis, Shannon (Burns)

Shannon (Burns) Davis '93 and husband Jesse - their second daughter, Poppy Samantha, on July 13, 2011. Poppy's older sister Macy Jane, is 3-1/2. The family lives in Portland.

submitted Oct. 1, 2011 1:42P
Cook, Corinna (Allen)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Corrina Allen '93 writes: "Winning an Emmy in June of 2010 for 'Best On-Camera Talent' opened some doors for me. So, after 15 years in local news, I am now a jetsetter, representing cosmetic companies on the Shopping Channels around the world. Getting out of local news, I realized I'd been married to my job. I am now happy to report that I am married to a human being! David Cook and I were married last July. We now split our time between homes in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We're expecting out first child, a girl, in April!"

Contact Corinna
submitted Oct. 26, 2011 2:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Cone, Christopher

Christopher Cone ’93 is president of the clinical services group at Unisyn Medical Technologies, which provides sustainable solutions to the diagnostic imaging industry, based in Golden, Colo.

In December 2011, in his role at Unisyn, Core worked with the Steve Nash Foundation to donate two reconditioned ultrasound systems and several ultrasound probes that will benefit at-risk women and children in Paraguay.

The Hospital Nacional Itaguá, which serves high-risk pregnancies and supports approximately 3,000 deliveries a year, will use the donated equipment to help diagnose and treat prenatal complications, such as blighted ovum, ectopic, and molar pregnancies.

Cone founded Echoserve, Inc. in 2005, and served as Echoserve’s CEO until its acquisition by Unisyn in September 2009. He attended SCU with Steve Nash ’96, now a point guard with the Phoenix Suns, and knew about the Steve Nash Foundation’s work in the health care industry, and joined its efforts in Paraguay.

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 11:37A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Colvert, Lara (Zientek)

Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.

Contact Lara
submitted Dec. 24, 2012 3:42A
Busch, Kristin

Kristin Busch '93 wed Dan Raczykowski on Nov. 8, 2008. Alumni in the wedding: Amanda (Bush) Carlson, Tori (Clainos) Sterle '94,Tonya (Laughridge) Chin '94, Jennifer (Burns) Kindle '94, Danielle (Cossette) Paskins '94, Stacy (Coyne) Houser '94. Also in attendance were Jeff Fossatti '94 and Jeff Spanks '94. The couple lives in Spokane, Wash., where Kristin is a physical therapist and Dan runs Unifire, a manufacturer of firefighting and rescue equipment.

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:05P
Bravo, Paul

Paul Bravo '93 is technical director for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team after having served as the director of soccer with the LA Galaxy the past two years. As a forward for the Rapids from 1997-2001, he helped lead Colorado to the 1997 MLS Cup and is the team's all-time leading scorer. He led SCU to the 1989 NCAA co-championship.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:39P
Bonini, Sarah

Sarah Bonini J.D. '93 has joined the Campus Ministry staff as senior administrative assistant. Sarah has a long history with SCU, beginning with her work in Orradre Library in 1989. She served as a resident director for several years as well, and most recently worked with the Northern California Innocence Project as project manager since 2010. We are thrilled to have her share her administrative and pastoral gifts with our team.

Sarah will carry on the custom of sharing bereavement notices with the campus community on behalf of our members who have lost loved ones and wish to share that information. So many have found this tradition a means of both offering and receiving support in a time of grief.  It is our policy to send out information only if the SCU member wishes it to be shared. Please send any such information directly to Sarah at You may include information about funeral or memorial services as well.
submitted Jan. 8, 2014 11:28A
Bertelsen, Thomas

Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. MA ’93, a longtime benefactor and board member of the Jesuit School of Theology, has helped launch a $230,000 endowed scholarship fund for the Berkeley-based school, in honor of Oakland Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins.

The donations have created the John S. Cummins Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will be invested to provide scholarships for students from Asian countries – especially Mongolia, East Timor and Nepal — to attend JST. The first scholarship is expected to be awarded in the fall of 2014.
“We are grateful to Tom Bertelsen and the other donors for helping open wider the doors of JST to theology scholars around the world,” said Michael Engh, S.J. “This is true to the Jesuit Catholic spirit of advancing the mission of the Church, wherever the need is greatest.”
Bishop Cummins began his relationship with the Jesuit School of Theology in 1962, when he became chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland and was made liaison to the three Catholic theological schools that were part of the Graduate Theological Union. He served on the board of directors of JST for ten years, and will step down in June.
submitted May. 22, 2013 5:42A
Andre, Ron

Ron Andre Jr. '93 and Nancy (Nissen) Andre '93 are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Julia Janet, on January 20th, 2009. She joins big brother Joseph, 6, and big sister Claire, 3. The family resides in Pleasanton, where Ron is a State Farm agent and Nancy is a stay-at-home mom.

submitted May. 6, 2009 11:40A
Abel, Michael

Michael C. Abel 93 has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, in the Los Angeles office, as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group.

Abel represents debtors, secured lenders, and creditors’ committees, all of which he has advised in complex Chapter 11 cases. He has enforced clients’ rights and remedies in bankruptcy, federal, and state courts. Abel also has experience in work-outs and out-of-court restructuring on both the lender and borrower sides.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Abel was a senior staff attorney at Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP where he represented corporate debtors on a variety of issues.

Abel received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

submitted Nov. 8, 2011 7:37P


GRD Leavey/MBA '94
Zowal, Ken

Ken Zowal MBA '94 retired from AT&T on Feb. 14, 2007, after 23 years of service.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '94
Yasin, Nader

Nader Robert Yasin '94 and his wife, Lynn, welcomed their third child, Max Julien, into their family this last year. Nader continues to assist companies in Silicon Valley with assessing, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property and with general business litigation through his law firm, La Fleur & Yasin LLP. He can be reached at

Contact Nader
submitted Sep. 16, 2010 10:54A
Vogt, Joanne (Bannan)

Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt welcomed daughter Regina Virginia Vogt on September 30, 2012.


submitted Jan. 16, 2013 7:59A
Vogt, Joanne

Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt—a boy, Reaves Augustine, on March 8, 2014. He was 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 22.25 inches long. He lives with his parents and big sister, Regina Virginia, in Chandler, Ariz.

submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:32P
Villamor, Michael

Michael Villamor ’94 was married to Kathy Pieper on Dec. 28, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The couple live in Lake Forest, Calif.

submitted Oct. 2, 2014 4:02P
Valant-Spaight, Bonnie (Valant)

Bonnie Valant-Spaight '94 and Tracy Spaight '93 welcomed their first child, Josephine Theresa Spaight, on Sept. 23. The family lives in the Atlanta area. Bonnie currently does radar physics for Propagation Research Associates, and Tracy telecommutes as the director of online publishing for K2 Network, a video game publisher in Irvine, Calif.

submitted Jan. 7, 2009 9:46A
UGRD Leavey Business '94
Torres, Rafael

Rafael Torres '94 was appointed chief financial officer of Capella, Inc. Torres comes to Cappella, Inc. from Power Integrations Inc. He was also the CFO for PLX Technology. 

submitted Mar. 18, 2010 10:59A
GRD Law '94
Tatum, Lisa

Lisa Tatum J.D. ’94 writes, “Dear Broncos, thank you for your support and positive vibes and prayers. I have just been elected 2012–2013 State Bar of Texas President-Elect. In 2013–2014, when I step into office as President, I will be the first African American to hold the position. What a blessing!”

submitted May. 7, 2012 12:30P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '94
Sobrato Brisson, Sheri

Sheri Sobrato Brisson M.A. ’94 is one of 20 women in the 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class. The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, and the women come from sectors including real estate, finance, consulting, media, and nonprofits who commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. “The Pipeline Fellowship aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them,” the website says.

Brisson is a trustee at Sobrato Family Foundation in Silicon Valley. Sheri’s long-term passion is working directly with children facing serious illnesses and their families. Other philanthropic interests include small arts organizations, youth development, and global programs targeting women and children. She also serves as an advisory board member of the Okizu Foundation, Dance Repertory, and Parents Helping Parents. Sheri holds an A.B. from Stanford University and an M.A. in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. She and her husband and two young children recently moved to New York from Paris.

submitted Jan. 24, 2012 9:51P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '94
Smyth, Damian

Damian Barry Smyth ’94 published "Dr. Newman: Non Angelus sed Anglus" in Doctrine and Life (O.P., Dublin, Ireland), 61/5 (May–June, 2011), 18–33.


submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:28P
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